We started this segment with a clip from the scene last night as Julian Fantino and his supporters celebrated a by-election win in Vaughan, Ontario, just north of Toronto.
Julian Fantino is Toronto's former police chief. He's also the former head of the Ontario Provincial Police. And he is the first Conservative to win that riding in 22 years, taking it from the Liberals.
It was one of three by-elections held yesterday. The other two were in Manitoba -- the Liberals took the riding of Winnipeg North from the NDP and the Tories held on to Dauphin-Swan River-Marquette. So the Conservatives took two of three seats last night.
Many observers saw the by-elections as a preliminary skirmish that may predict the strength of the parties in the war to come ... namely the next federal election. So for their thoughts on what we learned last night, we were joined by three people.
Antonia Maioni is the Director of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada. She was in Montreal. Mark Kennedy is the parliamentary bureau chief at Postmedia News. He was in Ottawa. And Mia Rabson is the parliamentary bureau chief for the Winnipeg Free Press. She was in Ottawa as well.
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Last Word - Kananginak
Last month, we brought you a documentary called Etched in Stone ... about the iconic art produced at the world-famous Inuit print studio in Cape Dorset, Nunavut. One of the people in that documentary was Kananginak Pootoogook. He's one of Nunavut's premier visual artists, one of the founders of the studio in Cape Dorset, and a pioneer in stone cut prints. He died last week at the age of 75. A memorial service is expected sometime this week.
Kananginak Pootoogook got the last word this morning.